smith4498 (3454) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz can. Pours cloudy yellow color with white head. Aromas of cardamom, orange peel, dough and spices. Similar flavors, overspiced for my liking. Medium body with lively carbonation.
JaBier (6490) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from a sixer purchased at Aficionado’s. Clear yellow pour with a huge white head. Herbal nose some malt and funk. Malty flavor with some funk and lemongrass along with a more explicit herbal character of sage before a grassy hop finish. Very nice.
scarletfire65 (1284) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, at home. Hazy yellow pour. Aroma of cardamom, chamomile, funk, horesblanket. The flavor is spicy, white pepper, cardamom, orange, with some crackery grains on the back end. Crisp dry finish. A bit too much on the cardamom.
Beerman6686 (6037) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hmm where to start with this one. I don’tt like artificially spices saisons. Anyways, this one poured a hazy daraker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was lots of cardamom and ginger, light fruit peel and yeast too. Flavor was again cardamom, light vanilla and then lemon zest on the finish. Not very good.
bb (8122) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Golden beer with a whitish head. Spicey aroma. Spice and yeast flavor with fruitiness. Medium bodied. Spice and fruit linger with light yeast.
Earlier Rating: 6/19/2012 Total Score: 3.5
Draft. Straw beer with a whitish head. Pepper and spice aroma. Sweet malt and spice flavor with yeast and light fruitiness. Medium bodied. Sweet malt and spice lingers with yeast.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 12 oz. can from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a hazy yellow color with a large styrofoam like white head. The nose has a little sulfur, Belgian yeast, and sweet cardamom notes. The flavor is spicy and sweet with heavy cardamom and a slight bitterness on the back end. A little dense and clunky on the tongue for the style. Short to medium finish. Decent.
hfmejias (1229) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Fl. Oz. Can. Poured a cloudy golden with a decent white head. Aroma of cardamom, other spices and citrus fruits and wine. Taste is quite spicy, mostly cardamon, some wine notes a bit dry but very nice.
ACHops (1241) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can. Pours cloudy bright yellow with thin white lingering head. Aroma is big lemon and earthy spice notes. Taste is dry golden malt, with cardamom and pepper on the finish. Punchy and bracing. Easily one of the driest beers I’ve ever had. Big Saison.
strongpieman (1644) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Clear, yellow very light head. Sweet and spiced aroma, lighter body, clean finish. Nice refreshing beer
Earlier Rating: 7/3/2012 Total Score: 3.1
Draft. Perfumy clear yellow beer. Light body, finish lasts a long time coating the mouth. Okay.
onceblind (6669) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden with a slight haze, with a white head that recedes all too quickly. Aroma has a lot of spice up front, both of the yeast and spice-cabinet variety. The label says dry hopped with cardamom...not sure what cardamom smells like but I’d like to believe this is it in spades, with an almost nutmeg and grass tone in the nose as well. Flavor is light and crisp, though eccentric with a full palate. Earthy spice and nuttiness with a touch of allspice and nutmeg, with a pale malty grainy backbone, gentle saison-yeast sweetness, and a lasting though tamed bitterness. Tastes very belgian, which means I don’t know how to articulate the fact I enjoyed this brew.